We’re keeping the Autumn flavours alive with this amazing Pisco Sour shaken up for the ladies on CTV’s The Social. See how we travel the world through spirits!
I have a serious soft spot for Pisco. I went on an amazing trip to Peru that I will never forget, NOR will I ever forget the Pisco tour I took with Pisco Porton. Before I get carried away though, let me tell you about Pisco! Pisco in essence is a brandy, but not. By that I mean, it is a distillate that comes from grapes, aka fruit, aka Brandy. The thing is though, it rarely touches oak like you would see in a Cognac or Apple Brandy, with a truly unique taste of its own. This spirit can be sipped neat (at least the good stuff), but most people associate Pisco with the National Cocktail of Peru; the Pisco Sour.
The Pisco I’m featuring in this episode is the same Pisco I tasted in the most unforgettable distillery tour. So I feel honoured to share it with everyone today! Now it is a product that is a bit rare to find in Ontario’s LCBO, but if you find it, GRAB IT (or if you’re from here and willing to buy a few bottles, I will definitely get you in touch with the supplier)!! I met the distiller and he isn’t lying when he says that his Pisco is the Rolls Royce of Pisco. It’s an outstanding product (without being overly expensive, I promise), so if there is any brand you have to try, it is Pisco Caravedo.
Pisco Sours are so popular in Peru, that I had to whip up my own Fall version here. I’m shaking up Pomegranate Juice, Egg Whites and Almond Syrup (Orgeat) in this delicious imbibe I featured on The Social. If you want to catch the episode, make sure to follow the link here! Plus I chat all about Pisco in this fun cocktail/educational segment.
Pomegranate Almond Pisco Sour
Bringing some classic Fall and Winter flavours in a delicious Pisco Sour!
– Difficulty: Intermediate
- 2 oz Pisco
- 1 oz Pomegranate Juice
- ¾ oz Almond Syrup Orgeat
- 1 egg white
- 2 dashes of Ni9 Smoked Apple Bitters
- Add all ingredients into a shaker and dry shake (without ice). Do this for at least 45 seconds. Once that’s done,
- open up your shaker, fill with ice and shake once more. Strain into coupe glass.
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